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Routes in The Elephant's Head (& Hyperion Slab)

Aenea S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Amarillo By Morning S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Brachiation Dance S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Don't Mess With Muleshoe S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Endymion S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Goldline S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hyperion S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lonestar S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Poke Salad Annie S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Skyline S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Urban Cowboy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Yellow Rose of Texas S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: 1998 -Savage
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Shared By: Spider Savage on Jan 5, 2010
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The route follows an arete (although more a bend in the curve of the rock) as you leave the ground. Route trends to the left of the bolt line onto a small ledge where undercling holds set you up to reach the 4th bolt. This short challenging part is the crux. Once you are up there it can be hard to see sinker pocket holds. Easier for tall people but not really too hard for 5'8" and up.

Ends at belay about 75 ft up. You can continue to the top by traversing left to Endymion.


Just left of center on Hyperion Slab.


Quickdraws. Bolted. Well protected after a 20 ft runout start on easy slab.
Spider Savage
Los Angeles, ID
Spider Savage   Los Angeles, ID
Upgraded from 5.7 to 5.8 by consensus. Easier for tall people. Apr 10, 2010
Tried to toprope this one shortly after rain. The entire hyperion slab and just about all of texas canyon gets way loose when wet... I was able to do the route to the right however. Mar 27, 2011
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Hardware upgraded 10/22/16. Oct 22, 2016
Spider Savage
Los Angeles, ID
Spider Savage   Los Angeles, ID
Did a 20th anniversary climb of this route today. Very enjoyable. Thanks to Ben for the new harware 2 years ago. I updated the beta in the entry above. Great to see everyones ratings over the years. Glad you enjoy. Feb 10, 2018

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